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's debt crisis. but speaker john boehner told house republicans that after last week's election the mandate from the american people is to work together even if it means additional revenues through tax reform. meanwhile bill kristol, editor of "the weekly standard," seemed to cave in on the president's demand that wealthy people pay more. >> you know what? it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. it really won't, i don't think. really? t >> reporter: the president begins making his case this week. what's different this time is that administration officials are already suggesting to congress that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, let tax rates go up, and spending be cut if he can't get the deal he wants. norah, charlie? >> wow. bill plante in washington, thank you. >>> later this morning we'll ask conservative activist grover norquist if republicans are backing away from his no tax increase pledge. >>> two weeks ago today superstorm sandy battered the northeast. more than 100,000 homes and businesses still have no power. most of them
boehner or the president leave behind when they leave office if they can't get a deal done and what about a second term compromising and going your own route. >> terrific point. the big things that have happened in our country's history, the big pieces of legislation have either come when we've had enormous majorities of one party or the other, the great society, president johnson and a huge land side, lying majorities in congress, or with a compromise. what we've not had historically is closely fought vague important things happen. big reform. and in this case the president has the senate but he also has a republican house. and so i think and i'll look at this from thomas jefferson, you look at it with ronald reagan it goes all the way through, presidents who manage to give as well as to take particularly in a second term do the best. >> john your said in your article that the president should be careful about the conventional wisdom for second terms for presidents. what did you mean? >> i don't think he should climb under his desk and hide. i don't think he should
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